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Snowdrops! Yeah - I've seen some too! Don't think I've beaten you though, Swiftafa.

Can't wait for proper spring now when I can start looking out for lively minibeasts and flowering plants again. I wonder what my first butterfly of the year will be?

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Heehee - check out this video everyone. It's all about some of my favourite stuff. Mud!

I really like the magical music and animation. I might have to start trying to make my own compost too.

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Happy New Year everyone! Did Santa bring you what you asked for at Christmas?

I got lots of useful wildlife guide books this year to help me identify the plants and animals I come across. My Great Uncle Boar also gave me a big backpack to carry all my stuff around with me when I next go out exploring. Can't wait to try all my new gear out!

I tried your idea Swiftafa, but even with hundreds and thousands on top Santa didn't eat the worm mince pies I left out for him. They didn't go to waste though - I scoffed them myself!

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The frost here is sooooo cold. The trees and hedges and bushes and grass all look as though they're coated in sugar! When the sun comes out (which isn't very often) all the ice crystals glitter like sparkly jewels. I love this time of year, even if it is cold.

Have you all done your Christmas shopping yet? Only a few days to go - I'm really excited! I'm going to leave some festive goodies out for Santa when he comes. I think he'll love the worm-mince pies I've made. What do you think?

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Whoops! I keep slipping up on all this melting ice. I don't know how you humans manage to totter about on your two spindly legs - even having four doesn't stop me from sliding about!

I took a picture of one of my footprints in the last of the snow by my sett. Aren't my claws impressive?

Well done for spotting all this cool winter wildlife everyone - I can see the cold weather isn't keeping you from getting out and about. Sealoles saw a seal pup (aww!) and Ottero lots of winter birds, but me and Swiftafa are on the lookout for some of the most amazing winter animals of all - waxwings!

I've never seen one before...

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comments

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-03-03 17:38:59
    • Chaffuea

    sounds very interesting Magoma! I've never seen a Golden eye before maybe I'll look on Google and find some things out about it! It sounds rare but it probably isn't if there are lots of them.

  • Magoma
    • Date: 2014-03-02 17:45:22
    • Magoma

    we have golden-eyes everywhere at Stanley park, blackpool

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-27 18:05:49
    • Chaffuea

    I've seen lots of birds in Farnham Park as well Loonaga. Also what type of birds did you see? I'm just wandering because it would be exciting if it was some kind of rare bird wouldn't it!

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:48:57
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Loonaga
    • Date: 2014-02-25 18:47:12
    • Loonaga

    I saw lots of birds in the park

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-22 17:23:49
    • Chaffuea

    Well I don't know whether these are spring flowers but I've seen a few daffodils around my house Swiftafa. Well also I went into town through Farnham Park and I wasn't on the look out or anything and I probably missed some but I didn't find any. Maybe next time I go into town I'll be looking for them and I might see some. Thanks for the advice Swiftafa.

  • Swiftafa
    • Date: 2014-02-20 14:21:17
    • Swiftafa

    hi , who`s seen first signs of spring? i have seen lots of snowdrops in our church grounds and in gardens near my home . Chaffuea, try looking in gardens for snowdrops or in your local park. theres a lot around so happy spotting. you dont need to live near snow. i`ve seen purple and orange crocuses in gardens and grape hyacinth too. we have daisies and lesser celandines on the lawns of our flats. i saw my first honey bee last sunday at sandwell park farm and on tuesday i saw a poor bumble bee almost dead in a street nearby. birdsong is changing too especially the robin. yipeeee! spring is a comin! Cloakilus try going out at dusk to see badgers find a place to hide , wrap up warm and wait! take someone with you. be patient --you may be lucky. best places are woodland as well as some gardens. let me know if you see one cos i havent seen one in the wild yet

  • Chaffuea
    • Date: 2014-02-18 14:17:32
    • Chaffuea

    I can't seem to find any snow drops anywhere and I don't live near snow.

  • Collaragri
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:52:13
    • Collaragri

    I have found some snowdrops in my back garden and i put them in my wildlife watchers handbook.

  • Duckulla
    • Date: 2014-02-15 19:30:59
    • Duckulla

    Snow drops are popping up all over the place at our house too.